Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Health and Social Wellbeing)
Deliver health and social wellbeing to communitiesAre you interested in the health and social wellbeing of people from different communities?
In this program you will gain a comprehensive understanding of social wellbeing, disability care, healthy ageing, and assessment and management of individuals and families. You will explore and examine issues affecting marginalised groups locally, regionally and, nationally. You will learn how to effectively manage a variety of cases and situations within private, government or community organisations. Most importantly, you will learn about the importance of advocacy for individuals living with a disability and the aged community.
The Honours component of this degree involves completing a research project on a topic of choice under the supervision of a staff member.
As a graduate of this program you will possess knowledge and skills in assessment, rehabilitation, case management and organising services as well as leadership and entrepreneurship. The Honours program can also provide further exposure and industry experience, preparing you for an exciting career in the human services industry.
This degree has provisional accreditation with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). If you successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours of professional placement (fieldwork) courses you will be eligible to apply for ACWA accreditation.This major has a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement.
Careers can include leadership roles within community and health care organisation settings including those that are aligned with the implementation of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6560|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20000|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 16/64. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.